Monday, February 23, 2009

February 23, 2009

Kopp Disclosure
(John 3:19-21)



Breaking the 10th of the Decalogue at Kegel's in Rockford last week (local Harley-Davidson dealership) while wearing wrap-around shades, leather jacket, Yankees baseball hat, and sneakers, a fine young thing began to flirt with me.

I thought it was pretty cool; until she asked what I do for a living.

She mocked at discovery: "You don't look like a preacher!"

I said, "Thank you so much."



William Jennings Bryan: "I would have become a preacher if so many of them did not look like undertakers."


Professor RRK to homiletical students: "If you feel you're called to be boring, you're not called to preach. If you're not psyched about Jesus, you ain't gonna psyche up anyone else for Him. There's a deeper problem with folks who get into the pulpit without passion. You can't give away what you ain't got for yourself."



I'm so weary of fainthearted clergy in mainline denominations who abandon Him to get along with the man.

You know what I mean: "I won't stick up for Jesus and Biblical faith/morality if it means the higher ups will blackball me when I want to relocate."

C'mon, be honest!

You know the game.

A perfect example is the equivocating spinelessness of mainliners who don't look up, stand up, speak up, and act up for Jesus and the littlest of His children.

I'm reminded of the PK who sat in his daddy's study and listened as the "pastor" told a pro-lifer that she is right and then told a pro-choicer that she is right. "Daddy," the boy said, "They both can't be right!" Daddy's response: "You're right!"

Mainliners hide behind the weakest rationalizing ideologies masquerading as theologies to keep the man happy even if it's at the expense of Jesus as attested in Holy Scripture.

Pile up those pension credits!

Go back and click on the link above: "A child shall lead them..."



Venus Williams won her 40th singles title in the Dubai Tennis Championship over the weekend.

That's the tournament run by ragheads that denied the Jewish player's participation as reported by KD (2/18/09).

While picking up her handsome check for winning, she said, "I thought it was brave of her to come here and try and play despite knowing that it is not going to be easy for her...So I felt I had a small opportunity to say something where everyone will listen."

Andy Roddick has refused to play in Dubai this week because the Jewish player didn't last week.

He won't be cashing a check next week.

How much is your soul worth to you?

Go back to the previous section and accompanying links.


From the I-toldah-so file (Exodus 20:3), a new Harris poll was released over the weekend, uh, disclosing PBHO is now more admired than Jesus in America.

Top ten: PBHO, Jesus, Martin Luther King, Jr., Ronald Reagan, GWB, Abraham Lincoln, John McCain, JFK, Chesley Sullenberger, and Mother Teresa.

In a related story, ABC Nightline co-anchor Terry Moran on 2/20/09: "PBHO is the first President since George Washington to be taking a step down into the Oval Office...I mean, from visionary leader of a giant movement, now he's got an executive position that he hast to perform in, in a way...Now, he's got a job."

Say what?

Where is Ted when we need him?


Mail Time!

Dad: "Timlin is not the Bishop anymore. It's Martino. Timlin was replaced about 5 years ago."


Illinois: "I just wanted to let you know your 2/18/09 KD was a real 'spice and sparkler' for me...I like your KDs because you don't spoon-feed me. You make me think. It is a shame most people would rather not think these days."

Thanks, dude! I've noticed lots of religionists want people to goose-step to their barks. I really don't care if people agree with me or not. It's not about me. And if you have to guess who it's about, you're probably a mainliner.

West Virginia: "Like every tax bill, the only thing anybody really cares about in this stimulus package is whether their favorite project is in it...They're all betting on what Senator Schumer said in a lapse of candor: 'Nobody cares.'"

There's a saying out here about Chicago politicians: "Their brains and buttocks are interchangeable!" Same's true for D.C. Here's a guess from my hope chest. If the stimulus package succeeds, then Terry Moran's idolatry will be universal. If not, you may be the next new Senator from WV!

California: "During the Bush-Kerry election, my five year old said, 'I can't vote for John Kerry because he wants to kill babies.'"

Out of the mouth... Go back and show the link from another of His babies to your baby. Too bad mainline clergy have lost their, uh, childlikeness.

Some forwarded quotes from New Jersey:

Mark Twain: "Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose
you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat

George Bernard Shaw: "A government which robs
Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the
support of Paul."

P.J. O'Rourke: "Giving money and power to
government is like giving whiskey and car
keys to teenage boys."

Anonymous: "Talk is cheap...except when
Congress does it."

Ronald Reagan: "The government is like a
baby's alimentary canal, with a happy
appetite at one end and no responsibility
at the other."

Thomas Jefferson: "A government big enough
to give you everything you want is strong
enough to take everything you have."

Edward Langley: "What this country needs
are more unemployed politicians."



John David Burton went home to Jesus a few years ago.

He remains my favorite poet; and my favorite collection is Naked in the Street which Kathie will make available for you in the right column.

He was a professor and pastor who said, "Years of school prompt my distrust of and disinterest in the academic."

He also confessed, "Some readers may see an inconsistency in my clergy vocation and what is written on these pages...My fantasy is that what I write, as part of what I do, may prompt us to be real, true in the sense implied by the centurion, Caesar's man at God's event or, perhaps God's man at Caesar's event."

Go back and start over.



Blessings and Love!


robert austell said...

hey - your youtube links have a bunch of extra stuff in there and don't link correctly... i'm too lazy to extract the part that works... can you do that?

Anonymous said...

I am becoming irritated by Kopp's habit of callinbg our Savior "Jesus" and not "Christ."

Dr. Robert R. Kopp said...

Hey Robert. This is Kathie, Bob's website manager, thank for letting me know the links aren't working. I will be working to correct this by hopefully embedding the videos from you tube into each post. For future refernce if you ever have trouble accessing the latest column from KD you can always visit our webpage The most recent columns are always posted on there as well.

KD Website Manager

robert austell said...

Thanks, Kathie!

Dr. Robert R. Kopp said...

Dear Karl,

Geez. Jesus is Lord and Savior. He is the Christ! Sorry, I'm a NT kinda guy. I would have hoped you're more concerned about bigger issues than semantic or etymological ones. Take a look at today's KD! While I respect your language, friend, how about a little slack? When I say Jesus, I mean the Christ; and when I say the Christ, I mean Jesus. Sorry to have offended you, man! By the way, I remember Tony Campolo speaking to our officers in Kansas City many years ago. Somebody bantered and moaned about her brother being a smoker. Tony boobed his head all over the place and then screamed, "I can't believe that's what you've heard from me today! I've got bigger things on my mind and in my heart than your brother killing himself by smoking. How about hunger? How about war? How about babies being aborted? How about racial injustice? How about people who don't know what happens after they die?" So, friend, I wish/pray you weren't so irritated by such small stuff as my inferior use of language. BTW, if you're in town, drop by and I'll buy you a cup of coffee!

Blessings and Love!